August 9, 2022

NHD 2017: Taking a Stand – U.S. History Topic Ideas

Last Updated on October 11, 2020

Topics in U.S. History

These curated resource lists coincide with the order of the topic ideas listed in the NHD 2017 theme sample topics list. Links lead to additional curated sets of resources. Note: historic newspaper coverage is from 1789-1922.

Taking a Stand Against the British: The Reorganization of the Continental Army at Valley Forge

Roger Williams’ Stand Against Exile: The Establishment of Rhode Island

Thurgood Marshall: Taking a Stand in Court Against Segregation

The Power of Words: Thomas Paine’s Fight Against Tyranny

The War on Poverty: [Lyndon B.] Johnson Stands for “The Other America”

Taking a Stand in Art: [John Singleton] Copley’s Artistic Fight Against the British

Horace Mann and the Fight for Quality Education

Protecting the Environment: The Establishment of the National Park Service

Protestants and the Fight for Temperance: The Founding of the American Temperance Society

William Jennings Bryan: Standing Against Evolution

Nat Turner: Taking a Stand Against Slavery

Standing for Separation of Church and School: Engel vs. Vitale

Muhammad Ali: Taking a Stand Against the Vietnam War

Andrew Jackson’s Stand Against the Bank

Betty Friedan: Taking a Stand For Women’s Rights

The Pullman Strike of 1894: Taking a Stand for the Workers

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